The Washington Times (Washington, DC)

The Washington Times is a conservative newspaper published Monday through Friday by the Washington Times LLC. Its editorial headquarters is in Washington, D.C. and it's been published since 1982. The owner of the Washington Times is the Unification Church.The Washington Times covers local, national and world news, with an emphasis on politics. The paper is known for its conservative slant, since it was founded as a response to the more liberal Washington Post. Readership is nationwide.The fact that Reverend Sun Myung Moon of the Unification Churchfounded The Washington Times has made the paper controversial from its very beginning. The question remains as to how much Sun Myung Moon or his aides influence the editorial content of the paper. In 2003, five staff members resigned when their editorials criticizing South Korea for its political repression were stifled. However, not all readers are critical of the way the Washington Times handles news; it is reported that President Ronald Reagan read the paper every day while in office. Sam Dealey is the executive editor, The Washington Times LLC is named as publisher and Chris Dolan is managing editor.

Articles from February 18, 2002

BLACK AND RICH; Successful Entrepreneurs Find Being Both Isn't Easy
Byline: Steve Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DETROIT - The question puts the brakes on the lunchtime banter. It turns Raymond McLemore and his brother, Andy McLemore Jr., affable and affluent black entrepreneurs, more than a little stony. "Has...
Bringing Down Saddam
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Iraq is on the minds of many Bush administration officials - including that of the president himself. The Pentagon is reportedly plotting its case for an attack on Iraq, and even Secretary of State Colin Powell last...
Bush Urges Fiscal Reforms for Japan; Nation's Recovery Is Crucial to U.S
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TOKYO - President Bush today urged Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to work quickly to enact serious economic reforms to restore the world's second-largest economy. Mired in its third recession in a decade,...
California's Hot Air; Carbon Dioxide, a 'Pollutant' Only Politically
Byline: Eric Peters, THE WASHINGTON TIMES California has always been a bellwether state when it comes to trendy, albeit often unscientific, air-pollution and emissions-control regulations - especially regarding cars and trucks. Now California is...
Camping out for Education; the Long Lines for Application Are Problematic
Byline: Terry Lynch, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Driving along Calvert Street NW just west of the busy Connecticut Avenue intersection recently, one could see a tent and bedrolls laid out along the sidewalk. No, it wasn't movie fans waiting...
Carbon Starvation Diet
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Japan's Diet may become even more appropriately named if it ever passes legislation submitted by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi earlier this year realizing the Kyoto Protocol on global warming. Mr. Koizumi's environmental...
Chinatown Rides High on Year of the Horse; Crowds Brave Wind Chills for Colorful Parade
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Year of the Horse began yesterday in Chinatown with a bang-bang-bang of firecrackers, lion dances, dragons, shivering majorettes, a 7-year-old bride, a giant stuffed tiger, panda and lion - but not a...
Debate Evolves over Biology Lessons; Ohio Considers Adding 'Design'
Byline: Larry Witham, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Ohio School Board is considering teaching high school science students that some scientists believe parts of biological life are "designed" - not evolved from a single ancestor by blind chance as declared...
DNC Chairman Has 'Two Enrons'; Telergy, Global Crossing Ties Eyed
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democratic National Chairman Terrance M. McAuliffe, who has been trying to tie the Enron debacle to the Bush administration, has two Enrons in his closet. Already under scrutiny for his $18 million...
Dubya's Ally
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dubya's ally Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle's feathers were ruffled after President George W. Bush, in his State of the Union address last month, bunched North Korea with Iran and Iraq in the global...
Durban Redux
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Durban redux Three words no one expected to hear so soon: "Durban plus 5." The General Assembly is poised to authorize a review conference in the customary five years to assess the progress...
Echoes of Past Campaign Repairs
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The campaign finance bill that passed the House Friday is one of the most serious threats to American political freedom since, well, the last campaign reform bill. This is a bill that, for starters, would...
Exorcising Devils; Terps End Cole Drought against Top-Ranked Duke
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Steve Blake had just had a sensational game in a shockingly easy win over top-ranked Duke when a sea of red came crashing down from the stands of Cole Field House. It was the only time Blake and his teammates...
Ex-Police Chief Urged for U.N. Drug Post
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Several key members of Congress, along with U.S. drug officials, are calling for the appointment of retired Colombian National Police Director Gen. Rosso Jose Serrano as the new executive director of the...
Finance Reform Foe 'Confident'; McConnell Believes Filibuster Will Prevent Senate Floor Vote
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate's leading opponent of campaign-finance reform says he is "confident" he has the votes needed to prevent Senate passage of the bill the House passed last week. In interviews yesterday...
Fox's 'Glutton Bowl' Lures 'Gurgitators' with $25K Prize; 'A Good Eater Is a Good Athlete,' Says International Body
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is a consuming passion: They eat for sport, chomping and chewing while audiences howl, judges watch for style and bystanders - well, they stand back. Chicken wings, matzo balls, pickled quail eggs,...
French 'Vapors'
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES French 'vapors' French Ambassador Francois Bujon says he dropped by the State Department last week to discuss plans for a trip to Paris by A. Elizabeth Jones, assistant secretary of state for European...
Georgia Brown's Offers Sweet Cuisine
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Georgia Brown's is a peach of a restaurant. You don't have to have been born south of the Mason-Dixon line to appreciate some of the best Southern cooking in Washington at the McPherson Square eatery....
Health Care Called Deficient; Patients Say TRICARE Is Set Up to Discourage Its Use
Byline: John Fales, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dear Sgt. Shaft: May I vent? I read in your column the letter from Steven F. regarding difficulties retirees have with the TRICARE system. The system isn't set up just to discourage retirees, it is set...
Israeli Soldiers' Revolt Revives Public Debate; Weekend Peace Rally Draws 14,000
Byline: Dan Ephron, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JERUSALEM - A threat by more than 200 Israeli reserve soldiers to refuse to serve in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has revived public debate over the way the army is fighting the Palestinian uprising. The...
Italy Drafts New Law to Oust Illegal Immigrants
Byline: Kristine Crane, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES ROME - Italy plans to begin expelling illegal immigrants from the Muslim nations of North Africa and elsewhere in response to the events of September 11, scrapping a long-standing policy of...
Iverson Shoves Aside Jordan as Favorite Athlete in Poll
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Another sign that time marches on, to not quite coin a phrase: For the first time in seven years, Michael Jordan is not the world's favorite athlete, according to the annual poll by Sports Illustrated...
Jordan Continues to Simply Defy Logic
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Michael Jordan yesterday celebrated the most talked about 39th birthday in the history of the NBA. So how did he spend his special day once he and his Wizards' teammates finished preparing for today's...
Marriott Shakes off Fourth-Quarter Loss
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Shares of Marriott International Inc. remained steady last week despite an announced $116 million fourth-quarter loss by the company. Some analysts say the stock's resiliency may be the result of a belief...
Maryland Delegate's Bills Target Verizon to Enhance Competition
Byline: Amy Vernier, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Maryland state lawmaker, advocating consumer rights in Montgomery County, has introduced a package of legislation intended to foster competition with Verizon Communications. One of the bills in the...
Medals Can Turn Olympic Flame into Instant Fame
Byline: Patrick Hruby, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SALT LAKE CITY - On a recent evening following his fourth-place finish in Olympic freestyle moguls, skier Jonny Moseley kicked back on his couch, content to take in a few hours of television. The must-see...
No. 1 or Not, a Lot More Basketball Lies Ahead
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dr. George Lowe of Phoenix, Md., whose daughter is a freshman at College Park, was very proud of his homemade sign. He waved it enthusiastically before the start of yesterday's basketball showdown at Cole...
No Term Limits for These Lovebirds
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Love at first sight is exhilarating, and flowers, cards and chocolates on Valentine's Day are wonderful. They aren't, however, enough to keep a marriage strong and lasting, according to the happily...
Our Loving Father Expects Us to Leave Footprints in History
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Excerpts from a sermon given on Saturday by Rear Adm. Barry C. Black, Navy chief of chaplains, at Atholton Seventh-day Adventist Church in Columbia. When I was young, I had a crush on my 11th-grade English teacher....
Overhauled Orioles Looking for Results
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Few who follow the Baltimore Orioles could legitimately say the franchise made significant strides in 2001. It's tough to find the silver lining on a 63-98 season. Still, the...
Panels at Odds over Pay Increases
Byline: Daniel F. Drummond, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RICHMOND - Virginia's General Assembly money committees offered clashing views on pay raises yesterday as both raced against a midnight deadline to put the finishing touches on spending proposals...
Postcard
Byline: Patrick Hruby, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SALT LAKE CITY - * A trio of champions from the International Federation of Shovel Racers - no, we are not making this up - are in Park City, Utah, lobbying the International Olympic Committee to consider...
Powell Stands by Remarks on Condom Use
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A leading pro-life congressman yesterday defended Secretary of State Colin L. Powell's advocacy of condoms to prevent lethal sexual disease among teen-agers. Rep. Henry J. Hyde, Illinois Republican,...
Presidents' Day? Let's Celebrate George Washington's Birthday
Byline: Frank Wright, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES What if I told you there was no such thing as a federal holiday called Presidents' Day? Would you believe me? If not me, then would you believe the Office of Personnel Management? Their web...
Prince George's Dust-Ups Called 'Transition,' Not Chaos; School Board Struggle Heats Up amid Political Competition
Byline: Margie Hyslop and Vaishali Honawar, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Prince George's County's school superintendent - and the school board that tried to fire her two weeks ago - are still locked in legal combat. Now, one school board member wants another...
Put PaperPort 8.0 on Your Buy List
Byline: Mark Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Few of us get involved with personal computers in order to play with them all day long. For the most part, we buy and use technology because we want it to work, to help us achieve something we couldn't...
Religious Activity Falling to Pre-Attack Levels, Say Polls
Byline: Larry Witham, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The outpouring of religious activity in America after the September 11 terrorist attacks has subsided, the crisis-driven spark not catching fire, according to polls and researchers. "In the immediate...
Rosa Parks Continues to Inspire
Byline: Christina Ianzito, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There were enough movie stars at Wednesday night's screening of "The Rosa Parks Story" to draw some very busy lawmakers away from the campaign-finance reform debate on Capitol Hill so that the "Mother...
Schooling for the Future; Learning Online a Growth Industry
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. Army's decision to spend $453 million on a new cyber-education program for soldiers indicates online learning is big business. The fact that three local companies are among the firms sharing...
Service Tracks Tech PR Opportunities
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Stephen W.T. O'Keeffe's new company PRSourceCode is attempting to make things easier for reporters, public relations firms and technology companies. The McLean company's first product called Edit Forum...
Sound Advice: Learn Foreign Language
Byline: Kate Tsubata, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES I want to encourage home-schoolers to pay attention to learning foreign languages. This cannot happen too soon. In the first few months after birth, according to scientists, hearing the sounds...
Speech Recognition, Understanding, Not Same
Byline: Fred Reed, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Odd things are afoot. IBM is starting a major research push to make computers understand("recognize,"actually) speech better than people do by 2010. That's ambitious. They may do it, though. It's important...
Teachers on Standby; Substitutes Learn Role
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Kiley McKeag, 23, a trendy dresser who looks to be about the same age as the teen-agers she teaches at Westfield High School in Chantilly but who has the command of a lifelong teacher, is one of thousands...
Terps' Wilcox Has a Career Day against Dunleavy, Blue Devils
Byline: Brad Marcus, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland forward Chris Wilcox learned of his Duke assignment Saturday afternoon. Terrapins coach Gary Williams sent the powerful sophomore home from practice with a video tape - and a message - negate Blue...
Theodore Roosevelt Wouldn't Bear ANWR Drilling
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES I read with interest and some ire professor James Pruitt's assertions regarding President Theodore Roosevelt's conservation ethos, as quoted by John McCaslin in his Feb.13 Inside the Beltway column. Mr. Pruit asserts...
The War for the Soul of America; Conservative Christians Face off with Civil Libertarians
Byline: Nat Hentoff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, more Americans are reaffirming their patriotism and their religious faith. In the process - as the Chicago Tribune reports ("Crusading for a Christian nation")...
The Zawar Kili Strike
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Well, there they go again. The Washington Post has already concluded that only innocent civilians were killed by the Feb. 4 American missile strike at Zawar Kili, Afghanistan. Getting your daily exercise by jumping to...
Tree DNA to Preserve History at Mt. Vernon
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Researchers will take DNA samples today from 13 trees planted by George Washington on his Mount Vernon home in Virginia, said Dean Norton, the historical site's director of horticulture. The event is part of a celebration...
White Dallas Voters Sealed Mayoral Race
Byline: Hugh Aynesworth, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DALLAS - Former investigative journalist Laura Miller will be sworn in as Dallas mayor Wednesday - the result of her rousing victory Saturday in an election that brought out many who had never voted...
Wicked without the Rationales
Byline: Joseph Loconte, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES For a president that few consider an intellectual heavyweight, George W. Bush is emerging as a pretty good moral philosopher. Better, at least, than many of his critics. Recall that within...
Widely Admired
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Widely admired "Back in Washington, his opponents have depicted Judge Charles W. Pickering as the personification of white Mississippi's oppressive past, a man so hostile to civil rights and black progress...
WJLA Noon Broadcast Set for Revival after 15 Years
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The anemic ad market has forced many TV stations to postpone plans to expand their news programming, but at least one Washington broadcaster is bucking the trend. WJLA-TV (Channel 7) will revive its old...